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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This interactive problem presents an accelerating car with a ball of known mass hanging by a string from its ceiling. Given the string displacement from the vertical, learners must determine the magnitude of the car's acceleration. A user-activated "help" sequence promotes understanding of this situation relative to positions both inside and outside the car. Included are a step-by-step conceptual analysis, free-body diagrams, and explanation of math applications. Immediate feedback is received for both correct and incorrect responses. This resource is part of a larger collection of interactive problems for introductory physics.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
= Force, Acceleration
- Relative Motion
= Moving Reference Frames
Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Problem Solving
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Best practice
= Problem/Problem Set
= Tutorial
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- text/html
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© 2006 University of Illinois Physics Education Research Group
Keywords:
Newton's Second Law, acceleration, free-body diagram, homework problem, interactive problem, pendulum, relative motion
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Metadata instance created January 28, 2008 by Alea Smith
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November 12, 2014 by Caroline Hall
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June 16, 2006
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AIP Format
G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car).
AJP/PRST-PER
G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Pendulum in Car, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Pendulum in Car. Retrieved November 22, 2014, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car
Chicago Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Pendulum in Car. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car (accessed 22 November 2014).
MLA Format
Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Pendulum in Car. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 22 Nov. 2014 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys111/ie/03/IE_car>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Pendulum in Car}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {22 November 2014}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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This is the full collection of homework problems by the same author.  It contains six comprehensive problem sets classified by course level.

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